How to Shift Power Through Co-Design


How can a collaborative design approach help shift power and put feedback first? Rebooters Corey Chao and Kisha Bwenge explore this question and more at Feedback+ San Juan Summit, taking place from February 26-28, 2020. In our breakout session, No Silver Bullets, we’ll guide participants as they face persistent power dynamics and real barriers to success, and help them transform those barriers into opportunities for authentic collaboration.

People-Powered Innovation in Action


On February 27, 2020, Mohammed Maikudi and Yop Rwang Pam will lead an interactive session at Social Media Week Lagos, the largest innovation conference on the African continent. Alongside 20,000 attendees, our team will discover different approaches to developing people-first policies, programs, and products. Reboot’s Humanize IT panel brings together experts in global development, technology, and human-centered design to discuss how we can go from “design thinking” to “design doing.”

“Walking the Talk” for Global Development Impact


On December 11, 2019, Panthea Lee will moderate a panel at the Thinking & Working Politically (TWP) Summit in Washington, DC. Facilitating a nuanced discussion on the evolution of TWP, Panthea will join the stage with representatives from the World Bank, USAID, and Chemonics. Together, panelists will interrogate the progress and pitfalls of the TWP approach, and help bridge the gap between policy proposals and program implementation.

Welcome New Rebooters!


Over the last two months, we’ve welcomed three new team members to support programmatic work across our portfolio. Mohammed Maikudi and Abayomi Akinbo are our civic technology experts based in the West Africa office, leveraging years of experience building connections across government, civil society, and private sector actors in Nigeria and beyond. Alyssa Kropp works out of Reboot HQ, using her skills in design, research and project management to uncover creative and practical ideas for our programs.

Make Your Voice Heard for the Future of Open Data!


New Yorkers put open data to work everyday, whether its helping agencies run more effectively or using public City information to improve their communities and businesses. Reboot is currently working with the NYC Open Data Program to develop the City’s first-ever strategic plan for open data, and we’ve developed a brief survey to get YOUR input. If you have 10 minutes, you have the chance to make your voice heard in the process. Survey closes August 6, 2019—submit yours today!

Telling the Story of Open Government


From May 29th to 31st, Panthea Lee, Yop Rwang Pam, Corey Chao, and Ugochi Ekwueme will lead and join sessions at the 6th Open Government Partnership Summit in Ottawa, Canada. Our Thursday session, “The Story of Open: New Tools for Impactful Open Government Journalism,” introduces approaches to support journalists developing accessible narratives around #OpenGov. Our Friday panel, “Culture Hacking for Open Gov: How to Use Art, Film, and Pop Culture to Up Our Impact,” features culture-shapers using different mediums to engage wider audiences in movements for the public good. Follow along at #OGPCanada!